Congressman faces lynching threats after call for Trump's impeachment

An African-American lawmaker has reportedly been on the receiving end of racist death threats and slurs after calling for President Trump's impeachment.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Representative Al Green, a Democrat from Houston, played some of the disturbing voice messages he had received at a recent town hall meeting.

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In one recording, a person said, "You ain't going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you."

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And in another, a caller warned him, "You'll be hanging from a tree," reports the Washington Post.

Some are also said to have called him the n-word.

In response, Green, a seven-term Congressman, told his constituents, "When a person talks about lynching you, we think that's a pretty serious threat."

He also said, "We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to allow this to cause us to deviate from what we believe to be the right thing to do and that is to proceed with the impeachment of President Trump."

During an interview with ABC News' Ben Siegel Tuesday, Green explained his position towards Trump, saying, "I don't think the president of the United States of America is above the law."

When Siegel asked about the impeachable act he thinks Trump committed, Green said, "The president fired the FBI director who was investigating the president's campaign ties to Russian involvement in the president's election."

And, after the Congressman made references to Trump's explanation that he fired Comey over Russia and Trump's Twitter warning to Comey about their conversations, Green said, "I think that when you take all of these things under consideration, then you conclude that the president's behavior has constituted an impeachable offense."

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